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April 23, 2008

Ramble On

Filed under: Bad Fashion,Celebrity,Men's Fashion — Izzy @ 11:55 am

Keith Richards’ skeleton

In an interview with the Times of London, The Rolling Stones’ Keith Richards offered his profound, mature thoughts on fashion and other aspects of life.  He also unwittingly created a Public Service Announcement about the dangers of permanent adolescence.

The Stones weren’t competitive about what they wore. The tailor Andrew Oldham had worked with the Beatles – he gave them those suits with no collars. We got uniforms to begin with. We threw them out in a week.

Bill Wyman is the biggest dandy. But Charlie Watts is the most stylish member. He spends his time on the beauty and the cut of clothing. There he is on Savile Row, and I’m the fashion icon? When I got older I wore my old lady’s clothes. If you notice, all the buttons are the other side.

I wore whatever my mother put me in when I was little. Boring shorts and wee T-shirts. I wore school uniforms. I hated brown shoes. I started dressing up when I had to find what fitted. Fashion thinks more about me than what I think about it. I just wore what I wore and people noticed.


Show me a woman who is faithful, and I won’t believe you.

I don’t do underwear. I never do the washing. How would I know whether my clothes stink? I throw them away.


Skulls remind us that underneath it all, we are all the same. Beauty is only skin-deep.

I can’t say I’m bothered about the fate of the planet. I got a guitar case out of Louis Vuitton. They paid me a lot of money and it’s all going to charity. I’m going to charity.


  1. This interview just make me love him more…But then I have always loved the absurd…Gotta admire the ‘tude!!!

    Comment by Jennie — April 26, 2008 @ 11:04 am

  2. Keef! Love that man, however as noted elswhere, I think he’s Undead at this point.

    Comment by Phyllis — April 29, 2008 @ 2:31 pm

  3. I like the fact that he distinguishes between dandy and stylish (Wyman/Watts). Although I love the guy, I quite frankly would not have expected that subtle parsing from him.

    Comment by C.S. — May 16, 2008 @ 4:55 pm

  4. “Show me a woman who is faithful, and I won’t believe you.”

    Perhaps it might be more correctly phrased as, “Show me a woman who is faithful to Keith Richards, and I won’t believe you.”

    Please note, I personally know nothing to the detriment of the ladies who have kept company with Mr. Richards, but if that is an example of his attitude, who could blame them?

    Comment by La BellaDonna — June 25, 2008 @ 2:06 pm

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